Friday Feature: Tadzia Lett
Vets helping vets
Your name:Tadzia Lett
Your role at Volunteers of America Michigan:Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Service Coordinator.
What brought you to this position? I was working at a homeless veteran’s shelter and I would see the Volunteers of America Michigan service coordinators come in and assist veterans with housing. I thought that was an awesome job and felt that I would be good at it. I inquired about the organization and available positions and as luck would have it, they had an opening for a SSVF Service Coordinator. I applied and got the job.
What is your biggest takeaway from working with Volunteers of America Michigan? My biggest takeaway is not only am I able to make a positive impact on a fellow soldier’s life, but I am able to help homeless veterans that are in the same predicament that I once found myself in.
What is your biggest challenge in this position? The biggest challenge of my job is identifying barriers and overcoming obstacles for soldiers with mental illness.
Where is your dream vacation spot? Jamaica.
What is your favorite book? “Where the sidewalk ends” by Shel Silverstein.
How do you spend your time outside of the office? Outside of work, I fill my time making crafts, going on walks, and traveling to Cincinnati, OH to spend time with my six-year-old grandson.